Chocolate, Peanut and Banana Cake

    1 hour 20 min

    This is a fantastic cake for the kids or the kid in you. A super-moist banana cake is topped with chocolate chips and crushed peanuts.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 175g margarine
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 5 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 375g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 175ml soured cream
    • 170g plain chocolate chips
    • 110g crushed peanuts
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm baking tin. Sieve together the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and mashed bananas. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the soured cream, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared tin and set aside.
    3. In a small bowl, mix together chocolate chips, chopped peanuts and dark brown soft sugar. Sprinkle over the cake batter.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    Good banana flavor, moist, dense. A winner! I used 4 very large very ripe bananas, which mashed = 2 cups, and the cake turned out perfectly. I also added 1/2 teaspoon salt, for as an experienced baker, I know baked goods taste best with a bit of salt added. Note however that I only baked the cake for 45 minutes in an oven calibrated to 350 degrees via my trusty oven thermometer. I have found that substituting 1/4 cup of the butter with applesauce does not change the flavor or texture of the cake one iota, and does cut down the fat a smidge. I also didn't put the topping on, as I don't like really sweet toppings. A cream cheese frosting would be lovely. I love this cake unfrosted -- a great and healthy snack cake, and a yummy breakfast alternative too.  -  03 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was great! My husband raved about it, which he never does! I followed everything exactly except I added a little salt and only used 3 bananas because that's all I had. I frosted it with a cream cheese frosting and it turned out perfect!  -  29 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this cake but did not put the icing on it and I froze it for a month before I used it. The cake was moist and received rave reviews by my guest. You could not tell it had been frozen.  -  18 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)